New app keeps UL students safe - KLFY News 10

New app keeps UL students safe

Updated:

We're always told to stay in groups but a lot of times, students find themselves walking to and from places alone. But, a new app is now available for UL students. One that virtually makes sure you get home safe. It's called "Rave Guardian" and it features, a virtual escort set on a timer a panic button and a tips line.

The panic button will notify University Police or 911 in the case of an emergency, as for the virtual escort. Users can set a destination, a timer, and designate guardians be that a roommate or even the police and when you reach your end point, you simply turn off the timer.

If you fail to turn off the timer, the guardian is immediately notified. And the proper steps can be taken from there.

University police captain Charles Gisclair says; "When they're alone, it gives them somebody to watch over them. It doesn't have to be police it can be your mom or dad."

The app is already available on certain types of smartphones and is free for students and faculty.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Wanted : Brandi Comeaux

    Wanted : Brandi Comeaux

    A Lafayette woman is sought by police for refusing to provide medical attention for a juvenile who sustained a broken jaw during an altercation after she allegedly provided alcohol to a group of minors.More >>
    A Lafayette woman is sought by police for refusing to provide medical attention for a juvenile who sustained a broken jaw during an altercation after she allegedly provided alcohol to a group of minors.More >>
  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,More >>
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,More >>
  • Live Doppler 10 Forecast

    Live Doppler 10 Forecast

    Happy Labor Day Acadiana!  Isolated showers and storms will fade away this evening with skies turning mostly clear overnight.  The weather wont be changing much for the short work week.  Each day should see highs in the lower 90s with partly cloudy skies along with an isolated rain chance for the afternoon hours.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.